I recently read an inspiring article about a company called Securus Technologies which is a company that is changing the way we rehabilitate our incarcerated members of society. I say “members of society” because once released, these inmates are once again part of society and it’s important for us to accept them as people that have paid their dues and try to help them become productive contributors to our communities.
Securus Technologies is on the cutting edge of providing intelligent inmate communication devices to corrections facilities across America. In fact the company just announced that their total amount of deployed devices to change the way people do inmate phone calls has reached over 84,000 units. These “communication devices” include advanced inmate tablets, video visitation kiosks, and their proprietary S-Phones. Through Securus’ software, inmates can register their technology and download the app via Google Play or the App Store.
I believe this BBB-accredited company is providing inmate communication services that truly help inmates become rehabilitated and better prepared culturally to reintegrate into society after their sentence has been completed. It’s also a great way for the family of these people to be able to more effectively communicate with their loved ones and help them through a difficult period. Some people could argue that jail and prison should be hard and terrible, but I believe that it should be more of a way to help these people change and only be separated from the garbage that initially placed them there.
The devices that Securus provide are helping to educate these inmates both on the college level and with basics from the high school level. They also allow inmates to order their goods from the commissary and receive valuable entertainment that is necessary for relief and a sound mind. These devices are also equipped with software to help inmates find jobs when they are released.
The Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies Richard A. Smith has a vision and goal for the company to distribute over 150,000 of these advanced communication devices to corrections facilities by the end of 2016. He says that they want “to help rehabilitate inmates, to reduce recidivism”.
Providing this type of patented technology to inmates is a sure fire way to better rehabilitate our fallen members of society. I truly believe that this company has a solid vision for the future. I believe this will improve conditions within jails and prisons as well because inmates can be stimulated and more socially engaged. They can have a vision for their future outside of those walls, and can focus on obtaining a better future for themselves and their families.
Learn more about the company here >> http://www.securustechnologies.com/en/about-us